A Message From the President: January 2020
I am making only one New Year’s resolution for 2020! Here it is… I will not make any New Year’s resolutions that I can’t keep. There you have it. It’s done and I am already beginning to question the fact if I’ve “kept” it or not. Think about it a minute… does this one resolution actually negate itself because of what it is? Hmmmm…. Okay, enough of that… thinking about this is starting to give me a headache.
As we enter into my second term of my Ring 129 presidency (since the 1990s), I am excited to tell you that we have some fun things in store for 2020! I plan to add some new touches to our monthly meetings, revamp some old things, and even bring more fun activities and events to our membership throughout the year. More about these things later. But I must thank each and every one of you who got involved in 2019 and helped make our Ring even better than what it already was. Without question, we have one of the most active IBM Rings in the entire world here in Kansas City… and that’s something we all can be proud of!
One of the things I’d like to accomplish this upcoming year is to allow for each of us to get to know other members of the club a little bit better. And to do so, I’ve come up with a little fun activity/contest. When you come to the January meeting, come prepared to answer these questions: What got me interested in magic in the first place? Who has inspired me during my magic career? What is one of my fondest magical memories? We’re going to play a game at the January meeting, and you might be randomly chosen to participate… so think about how you’d answer these questions (and other similar ones) if asked.
Another thing I’d like to see happen in our Ring in the new year is this… I’d like to see more younger members join and participate in our club. Lance and I visited the Omaha Magic Society a month or two ago for one of their monthly meetings and we were quite surprised to see so many young members. I’d say there were at least a half dozen kids there who were interested in magic and having a good time. I’d love to see some young faces at our monthly meetings as well. So, if you know of any kids or teens who are interested in magic, please invite them to a meeting. Of course, invite their parents as well!
Ring 129 President